What will p4adnow do?
P4ADNOW will work at the community, state, and federal levels. It will mobilize patients to support legislation to lower drug prices across the country and plans to engage in a limited number of electoral campaigns to elevate the issue of high drug prices in political debate.
Where does P4ADNow get its funding?
P4ADNOW received principal funding from the Action Now Initiative, sponsored by Laura and John Arnold. Its budget is not fully established and decisions on spending will be made as the work unfolds.
Who runs P4ADNOW?
Patients For Affordable Drugs Now is governed by a bipartisan Board of Directors consisting of patients and health care and communications experts. They are:
David Mitchell, Founder. David has an incurable blood cancer called multiple myeloma. His current drugs cost almost $450,000 per year. After more than 30 years at a Washington, D.C. policy and communications firm, he retired in 2016 to devote his full energy to helping fix our broken drug pricing system.
Ben Wakana, President. Ben served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Obama. He also spent time as a Communications Director on Capitol Hill and on the Obama 2012 Presidential campaign.
Robert Jones, Board Member. Before joining GS Strategy Group in Boise, Robert worked for two cycles at the National Republican Congressional Committee as the West Regional Political Director in 2014 and as the Deputy Director of the Patriot Program in 2012.
Gloria Johnson-Cusack, Board Member. Gloria is a breast cancer survivor of nearly 20 years. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member at the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Silicon Valley based Firelight Foundation.